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Elliott Carter: A Life In Music, a documentary (1983)

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Elliott Carter: A Life In Music, a documentary (1983)


Published December 8, 1983


This program provides an overview of Carter's compositions from 1942 to 1978. It includes excerpts from several of his compositions including the Symphony No. 1 (1942), Piano Sonata (1945-6), Cello Sonata (1948) and Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano (1961). Importantly, the program includes recordings of complete performances of the Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord (1952) with informative analysis by David Schiff (Carter's biographer). In addition, the String Quartet No. 2 (1959), Symphony of Three Orchestras, and Syringa for Mezzo Soprano, Baritone and Chamber Orchestra are presented. Elliott Carter and David Schiff are interviewed by Charles Amirkhanian.

This program was produced by Steve Robinson.


Source Other Minds
Run time 01:55:54

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Reviewer: Luis Masiá Segura - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2006
Subject: A Nice Work
First of all I want to give a big thanks to the creator of this space. Until now I couldn´t belive that such a beatifull work was in progress for that a long time.
With respect to Elliot Carte, I have to confess that I am a big fan of his music, I studied his book on harmony and have enjoyed most of his works is a central figure in XX Century music.
This documental has been a nice surprise for me and I recomend it for all lovers of XX century music
Thanks
Luis
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